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Fun, games for 'Boo at the Zoo'

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2016 | 10:00 AMKeisha Hill
Sheila Benjamin McNeill
These two little girls were dressed the part for last year's Boo at the Zoo.
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Get your costume ready again! Trick or treat with the children at 'Boo at the Zoo' at the Hope Gardens and Zoo on Saturday, October 29.

With treat stations, animal demonstrations and decorated trails, this frightfully fun evening is a treat for the whole family. An entertainment stage will feature magicians, jugglers and goodies for all ages, including adults.

Super heroes, zombies and princesses will all enjoy a commemorative Boo at the Zoo trick-or-treat bag, animal experiences and zoo education stations. In addition, there will be Halloween-themed animal presentations, spooky entertainment, ghoulish giveaways and much more.

Sheila Benjamin McNeill, group director in charge of public relations and advertising at the Guardsman Group, told The Gleaner that "the 'spook-tacularly' popular Halloween celebration is back and bigger than ever, it's an event not to be missed."

"This year your favourite zoo will be transformed into a frightfully fun evening, with trick-or- treat tours, spooktacular trail, haunted house, prizes and surprises. It is bound to be a magical time for the entire family," McNeill said.

According to Rebecca Harper, general manager at Hope Zoo, the event will be about family, fun and entertainment for everyone. "It will be a spectacular occasion. We want everyone to come out in their costumes, because there will be prizes for the Best Family, Best Boy, Best Girl and Best Adult costume," Harper said.

Pre-sold tickets for $1,200 are available at Baby Bop, Candy Craze, Fontana Pharmacy and at the Hope Zoo. Tickets will also be available at the event for $1,500. For further information, call 927-1085, or email bookings@hopezookingston.

keisha.hill@gleanerjm.com